"As an undergraduate researcher, I am learning things that I am so excited about. I finally get to use my education and put it to use. It isn’t just pictures and text in books anymore."
-Brittney McKenzie, GenOM ALVA 2008
The GenOM Project is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and in part by the Genentech Foundation. The program provides educational and research opportunities as well as academic support for underrepresented minority students interested in genomics and life sciences research at the University of Washington.
GenOM Project News
Goodbye Allison Kang!»
After ten years with the program, five of which as the Assistant Director, Allison Kang is moving on to a full-time faculty position at Bellevue College. Thank you for all of your support and dedication to the program and students Allison. We will miss you, but couldn't be happier for this next chapter in your life!
We Have Moved!»
The GenOM Project has a new home! After ten years housed in Loew Hall as part of the College of Engineering, GenOM has moved to Gerberding Hall and will now be affiliated with the Office of Research as well as the Department of Genome Sciences. Go to our Contact Us page for directions to our new offices.
Donate to the UW GenOM Project »
Help the UW GenOM Project continue our mission to enhance recruitment, retention and training of underrepresented and underserved students in life sciences. To learn more about the vision and history of GenOM, visit the About Us section.
Wednesday, November 13-Saturday, November 16, 2013
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
The 2013 ABRCMS conference will be held in Nashville, Tennessee. This is a great opportunity to showcase your research and network with fellow students.
Thursday, February 20-Saturday, February 22, 2014
Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM (ERN)
This conference will be held in Washington, DC and is another wonderful opportunity to engage with fellow students and present your research.
Friday, February 28, 2014
UW GenOM ALVA Summer 2014 Application Deadline
The UW GenOM ALVA Summer Undergraduate Research Program for incoming freshmen to the University of Washington-Seattle will run June 21-August 22nd, 2014.